Who is Petri Hawkins-Byrd?
Petri Hawkin-Byrd is an American television personality well known as the bailiff on the reality show Judge Judy. He has served the role of bailiff for over twenty years on the show making him the longest-running court show bailiff. In March 2020, Judy announced that Judge Judy will come to an end in 2021 after being on air for over 20 years with 25 seasons.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Age
Petri Hawkins Byrd is 63 years old. He was born on November 29, 1957, in New York City in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on 29th November every year. His birth sign is Sagittarius.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Height
Hawkins-Byrd has a height of 6 ft 2in (1.88 m) and weighs 240 Ibs (109kg).
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Family
Byrd was born and raised in Jacksonville New York as Petri Adonis Byrd. He is the youngest child amongst his five siblings. His mother made sure their family stayed together when his father was jailed for being a drug dealer. Byrd’s mother later died and he decided to honor her by changing his name from Hawkins(her maiden name) from Adonis,
Petri Hawkins-Byrd First Wife
Hawkins-Byrd married Felicia in 1980. The couple had some challenges in their marriage which led to a separation in 1989. His wife Felicia moved with their four children to the West Coast in California.
After five months of thorough counseling, Hawkins-Byrd and Felicia got back together which forced him to relocate to California to be with his family. However, their relationship did not work out and they each went their separate ways.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Wife Makita
Petri got married to his wife Makita Bond Byrd on May 4, 2019. Makita is a former fellow Judge Judy crew member where she was the producer for the court show. They met in 2012 on the Sunset Bronson Studios lot where Judge Judy Show was filmed.
Petri and Makita went on a date at the time they met but soon lost touch. They reunited again in 2016 when Bond landed a producer role on Judge Judy. They host their laugh-out-loud series “Bonding with Byrd.” on their YouTube channel.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Kids
Petri has four children with his first wife. One of his children Dominique Byrd who is a VSU graduate and an upcoming musician.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Salary
Byrd earns an annual salary of more than $ 1 million by working as a bailiff on the Judge Judy Show. He also earns from his other side hustles as an event MC, community activist, and guest speaker.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Net Worth
Hawkins-Byrd has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Judge Judy
Petri joined the Judge Judy Show around 1996. He got the job through a congratulatory message he had sent Judy. He met Judy Sheindlin while he was working as a court officer at the Family Court division in Manhattan while Judy was the Supervising Family Court Judge.
On the show, he introduces the cases, delivers materials between the disputants and the judge, discharges the parties, and escorts them out when their case is over.
Petri’s role might seem so minor since he only speaks when summoned by Judy Sheildlin. He, however, has a major role behind the scenes where he sometimes performs drug tests on the disputants or gives them counseling before being referred to a professional counselor. He also corrects Sheindlin when she is wrong and also provides answers to areas the judge is not familiar with.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Education
Hawkins-Byrd graduated from Southwest High School and later joined Hostos Community College located in The Bronx. In 1989, he graduated from John Jay College with a degree in criminal justice.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd House
Hawkins-Byrd lives in his luxurious house at Laguna West with his wife and children.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Career
Hawkins-Byrd began his career by working at the Brooklyn circuit of the New York City Court System as a court officer. He was later transferred to the Family Court division in Manhattan in 1986.
After three years he was able to advance his studies and joined the United States Marshals Service in San Fransisco Bay Area. Apart from being a bailiff, Byrd is a voice-over artist, comedian, event MC, guest speaker, and community activist.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Movies and Tv Shows
- Tom Hennessy
- Soul Lake
- Under The Palm Tree
- American Skin
- Sheen Talk
- Reesie’s Pieces
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- A Deeper Love
- Playing Mona Lisa
- In the Eyes of a killer
- Saviour of None
- Judge Judy